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Aging Infrastructure: What’s Ahead?


C-! That’s the current score for our country’s infrastructure. With critical projects on the list in every state, a large federal investment continues to be anticipated. Major commitments to construction of public transit and bridges are pending.

Infrastructure Commitments?

As lawmakers continue on the long and winding road to national spending agreements, experts remind us that infrastructure weaknesses impact all of us every day—and come at a cost. With agreements making their way through the government, Construction Dive reports:

Tom Smith, executive director of the American Society of Civil Engineers, commended the much-needed bipartisan agreement. The ASCE gave the U.S.’s infrastructure a C- in its 2021 report card, indicating the nation’s aging framework is not up to snuff. Additionally, 171.5 million vehicles cross over 45,000 structurally deficient U.S. bridges in poor condition every day, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

 That poor infrastructure impacts both business and citizens. Households in the U.S. continue to lose $3,300 a year due to aging infrastructure, Smith said, and businesses know that solid infrastructure lays the foundation to be competitive in a global economy.

So what’s on the docket for federal attention? Anticipated commitments include: Bridge repair, airport maintenance and modernization, port infrastructure, transportation safety, community reconnection, electrhigh speedic vehicles, clean drinking water and high-speed internet expansion to more Americans.

 Ready to dig in? How’s your bidding going? How about a surety line of credit you can count on? Achieve more with help from Colonial Surety. Colonial’s taken the pain—and delays— out of the old fashioned bonding process, making it faster, easier—and more confidential than ever—for contractors to obtain, manage and monitor needed bid, performance and payment bonds. Contractors who complete a speedy qualifying app for Colonial’s surety line of credit even receive, for free, Dun & Bradstreet scores.

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  • Clearly see your bonding limits, and always have direct access to our underwriter if you need the excess capacity to bid on a job.


  • Protect the confidentiality of your bids—after all, no one’s in the middle when you do it yourself, right?


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Who’s Still Waiting?

Many cities and states across the country are already hustling to modernize airports  and create new transit connections for walkers, bikers and rail riders. Highway expansion is underway too. With plenty of building to do everywhere, you must have something on your list to win. Don’t find yourself shuffling around the old fashioned way when the bid bond is due. Let’s get you ready now with The Partnership Account®  from Colonial Surety Company. Then, you can go after lots more new projects with speed and confidence — knowing your bidding and financial information is secure.



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